Amy Black, Zofia Ajemian and Vida Crofutt Injured in Highway 12 DUI Crash
VALLEY SPRINGS, Calaveras County (November 27, 2017) – An alleged DUI crash seriously injured four people on Highway 12 Sunday evening, according to My Mother Lode.
The accident involving two vehicles took place at approximately 6:35 p.m., west of Lime Creek Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 31-year-old Diana Romero was driving her 2007 Lexus when she reportedly passed a vehicle on Highway 12.
Romero then collided head-on with a 2002 Jeep driven by 40-year-old Columbia resident Amy Black. There was a heavy rain in the area at the time.
CHP affirmed that Black was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center with major injuries. Romero and her two passengers, 26-year-old Zofia Ajemian and 19-year-old Vida Crofutt, were taken to Mark Twain Medical Center with injuries described as moderate.
Ajemian is from North Dakota while Crofutt is from Valley Springs. The condition of all four patients at this moment remained unknown.
Meanwhile, officials believed that Romero was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the wreck occurred. The Valley Springs woman was later cited for DUI.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Most auto accidents are preventable for as long as motorists practice road safety measures and obey the traffic laws. In this case, Ms. Diana Romero is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state. DUI has corresponding criminal penalties, and the kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, if there are any, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
If the findings of the investigation determine that Ms. Romero was driving under the influence at the time of the collision, all injured victims including Amy Black, Zofia Ajemian, and Vida Crofutt will then possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against Romero. The claim will include a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in a car collision caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of a motorist, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 and let us fight for your rights and get the justice you deserve.
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